This workshop may be of interest to the CCI community. The ECMWF are responsible for operating the Copernicus Climate Change Services (C3S). The aim of the C3S is to provide European stakeholders, including public authorities, businesses and citizens, with access to authoritative information about climate change and its impact on society.
Abstract submission is now open for the following session on "Assessing Climate Observations" at Our Common Future Under Climate Change meeting in Paris, July 7-10, 2015. The deadline for submission of contributed talks is 10 March.
Burned Area (BA) data generated in the Fire_cci project is now available online at http://www.geogra.uah.es/esa. The Burned Area data contains a pixel product (300m) and a grid product (0.5°), from 2006 - 2008.
The products were obtained from a combination of spectral information from MERIS and thermal information from MODIS active fires product.
2-5 February 2015, ISSI, Bern, Switzerland
The International Space Science Institute (ISSI) are hosting a CCI workshop to discuss the sea level budget in the context of the recent results from multiple CCI projects. Organised by the Sea_Level_cci Science Leader, Anny Cazenave, the meeting brings together seven of the CCI projects, with the focus on data from Sea Level, Glaciers and Ice Sheets.
The International Space Science Insitute has introduced Johannes Geiss Fellowships (JGF), aimed at visiting scientists. The JGF have been established to attract international scientists of stature, who can make demonstrable contributions to the ISSI mission and increase ISSI’s stature by their presence. By being awarded a JGF it is hoped the recipients will honour Johannes Geiss for his founding of ISSI and his contributions to ISSI, and for his many contributions to a broad range of space science disciplines. For details of how to apply and the conditions of the fellowships please see the Call for Proposals 2015.
The European Commission moved a step closer to the start of the operational stage of three of Copernicus's Earth observation services: Atmosphere Monitoring, Climate Change, and Marine Environment Monitoring.
Implementation of these services was recently delegated to two expert organisations who will now manage the provision of the €435 million of EU funds available for this purpose to appropriate EU service providers, in order to obtain the additional components necessary to finalise the service provision in all three areas.
The recent publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Synthesis Report gives an overview of the latest science on climate change. The CCI programme made some important contributions to Assessment Report 5 (The Physical Science Basis) Working Group I, despite only being in its first phase when the report was written.
The 5th Collocation meeting of the CCI took place in ESRIN, Italy from the 20-22 October 2014. A key focus for this year's Colocation meeting is on the steps that need to be taken to make the ECVs operational. To this end, key users have been invited in the form of the Copernicus services applicable to the CCI.
A report of the meeting is available.
The most recent data products from the Climate Change Initiative Land Cover team, led by the Université catholique de Louvain, have been released. Three maps of showing 22 different types of global land cover classes, plus 14 regional land cover classes have been released, which centre on 2000, 2005 and 2010. All data can be accessed here.
Satellite observations are a key element in an integrated and sustained climate observing system and have been critically important for monitoring and understanding the Earth’s climate system during the past several decades. The expected completion of the IPCC Fifth Assessment (AR5) in 2013-2014 makes it timely to discuss these achievements, to assess future opportunities and challenges with satellite derived climate information, and to provide guidance on future priorities.